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Impact Investing Recovery Response: Webinar

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Philanthropic investors are seeking innovative ways to respond to the crisis, aid the recovery, and build long-term resilience in communities. Susan Hammel, CFA, will share concrete examples from community foundations and others around the country, and the new interest in impact investing.

  • Integrated Capital approach
  • Innovation and retooling responses
  • Place-based initiatives with community foundations


Our Speaker: As a philosophy major who went to Wall Street, Susan Hammel translates between passionate social changemakers and expert accountants. In her role as Founder of Cogent Consulting PBC, Susan is serving her fifth year as Minnesota Council on Foundation Executive in Residence for impact investing. She designed and launched the Minnesota Impact Investing Collaborative fund, which is over $40 million in assets and growing and her team is leading the charge to address the gaps and promote the solutions after mapping the Twin Cities impact investing ecosystem. Cogent works with philanthropic investors around the country as well as innovative social entrepreneurs.

Susan has served as Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and CFO for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in Washington DC. She obtained her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and graduated cum laude Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota. Susan has extensive board experience, currently serving on the Fresh Energy Board, the Minnetonka Yacht Club Board and was prior chair of the Citizens League and NPH USA. A lifelong lover of water, (liquid or frozen) Susan and her family reside in Deephaven, a lakeside community outside Minneapolis where she enjoys sailing, kayaking and skiing.

Cogent is an independent, Minneapolis-based strategic, financial, and impact investing firm empowering purpose-driven organizations that drive positive social impact in their communities.


June 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kari McCann Boutell


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